December 16, 2010

It's True -- Pet Works is CLOSED

Presenting Pet Works with a HSUS request to cease selling puppies
on behalf of the Animal Defense Team.

The Pet Works store in Grossmont Shopping Center has now CLOSED! The Animal Defense Team was instrumental in the protests at Pet Works, first as the behind-the-scenes organizers of all protests held there from April 2009 to October 2009, then continuing weekly protests on Sundays. We were there for 48 weeks. On Black Friday, 2009, (the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year) the Animal Defense Team staged a street theater protest "The Dead Dog Spectacle" at Pet Works. We processed through the entire length of the shopping center and then staged a dog die-in in front of the store with caged participants wearing dog masks.
Three cheers to all of our great activists who have continued with us as we have taken the fight against puppy stores from Pet Works in La Mesa to California Pets in Carlsbad to Pups and Pets in Santee to Puparazzi in Mission Valley. Stay tuned!

Austin Texas City Council  Bans Retail Pet Sales

Published : Thursday, 16 Dec 2010, 12:29 PM CST
Chris Sadeghi

AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Austin City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would ban the retail sale of puppies and kittens while placing new requirements on local breeders.

Anyone selling a puppy or kitten will have to have the proper registration documents and also spay or neuter the animal before selling. Breeders can sell dog and cats that are not spayed or neutered only if they pay a $50 fee per animal.

The Austin Animal Advisory Commission asked for the ordinance in hopes of helping the City reach its goal of having a no-kill animal shelter.

“It is a good ordinance and will further the mission of no-kill,” said David Lundstedt, with the commission. “I am glad it passed.”

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